Failed Flowers: self-titled 1-sided LP (25 Diamonds, 2016)July 10, 2016 at 9:09 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
Following 2 years and a slight lineup change since their demo tape, as well as Fred Thomas’ move to Montreal, Failed Flowers finally make their vinyl debut with this purple marbled 1-sided LP. What began as a spontaneous attempt to start a twee punk band has turned into a masterful indie pop outfit. These songs are short, but they’re very considered and thought out, and they pack a lot of words and sentiments (just look at the lyric sheet) without sounding like they’re overstuffed. Like the first Rebel Kind album, this is a 1-sided LP which feels like it’s exactly the right length, not something that should’ve been chopped down into a 7″ or something that didn’t have enough ideas for a full 2 sides. It gets everything out in an appropriate amount of times, the songs are sharp and powerful and never longer than they need to be, and then it’s done. Hear/buy it now at Bandcamp.